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Meridiam to Acquire Allego N.V. in $1.46 Billion Tender Offer – InsideArbitrage

Meridiam to Acquire Allego N.V. in $1.46 Billion Tender Offer - InsideArbitrage
Meridiam, a global investor in sustainable infrastructure, has announced a tender offer to acquire Allego N.V., a leading European EV charging solutions provider, for approximately $1.46 billion USD. According to the agreement, Meridiam will offer Allego shareholders the option to tender their shares for $1.70 per share in cash, representing a premium of 131.29% to Allego’s last closing price as of June 14, 2024.

In a strategic move aimed at strengthening its position in the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure market, Meridiam, a global investor and asset manager specializing in sustainable infrastructure, announced today its intention to launch a tender offer to acquire Allego N.V. The proposed acquisition values the EV charging company at approximately $1.46 billion USD.

Acquisition Details

According to the agreement, Meridiam will launch a tender offer to acquire all outstanding ordinary shares of Allego that it does not already own. Meridiam currently holds a 73% stake in the company. The tender offer price is set at $1.70 per share in cash, representing a premium of 131% over Allego's closing price on June 14, 2024. The acquisition is expected to close by Q4 2024, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

Meridiam Announces Tender Offer to Acquire Allego N.V

Strategic Vision

Allego, headquartered in Arnhem, Netherlands, is one of Europe’s leading providers of EV charging solutions, with a network spanning multiple countries and a broad portfolio of fast and ultra-fast charging stations. This acquisition aligns with Meridiam’s strategy to expand its sustainable infrastructure portfolio and enhance its capabilities in the growing EV sector.

Thierry Déau, CEO of Meridiam, stated, “Our investment in Allego represents a significant step towards advancing our commitment to sustainable and green energy solutions. Allego’s innovative approach and extensive network make it an ideal addition to our portfolio. We are excited about the opportunities this acquisition will create for the future of electric mobility in Europe.”

Benefits and Synergies

The acquisition is expected to deliver numerous benefits and synergies for both companies. Meridiam's financial strength and expertise in managing large-scale infrastructure projects will complement Allego’s technological innovations and market reach. Together, they aim to accelerate the deployment of EV charging stations across Europe, contributing to the EU’s green energy goals and supporting the growing demand for electric vehicles.

Allego’s CEO, Matthieu Bonnet, expressed enthusiasm about the merger, saying, “Joining forces with Meridiam is a transformative opportunity for Allego. Their extensive experience in infrastructure investment and commitment to sustainability will provide the resources needed to expand our network and enhance our service offerings. We look forward to working together to drive the future of electric mobility.”

Market Reactions

The announcement of the tender offer has garnered positive reactions from the market, with Allego’s stock surging by 18% in early trading. Industry analysts are optimistic about the potential synergies, noting that the combined entity will be well-positioned to capitalize on the rapid growth of the EV market.

“This merger is a strategic fit that promises to create significant value,” remarked Emma Collins, a senior analyst at GreenTech Insights. “With Meridiam’s investment and Allego’s leading position in the EV charging space, the combined company is poised for substantial growth and innovation.”

Future Outlook

As the deal progresses, both companies are focused on ensuring a smooth transition for employees, customers, and stakeholders. Allego will continue to operate under its brand name, leveraging Meridiam’s resources to enhance its infrastructure and technological capabilities.

The tender offer and subsequent acquisition of Allego by Meridiam represent a pivotal moment in the EV charging infrastructure sector. By combining their strengths, the companies aim to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and contribute significantly to a sustainable and eco-friendly transportation future.

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About Meridiam

Meridiam is a global investor and asset manager specializing in public infrastructure and sustainable development. Founded in 2005, the company focuses on creating long-term value through investments in transportation, energy transition, and social infrastructure projects.

About Allego N.V.

Allego N.V. is a leading European provider of EV charging solutions, offering a comprehensive network of fast and ultra-fast charging stations. Headquartered in Arnhem, Netherlands, Allego is dedicated to supporting the transition to electric mobility through innovative and reliable charging infrastructure.

About InsideArbitrage:

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This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "should," "will," or similar expressions. These statements are based on the current expectations and beliefs of Meridam and Allego N.V. management and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

This content does not constitute financial advice, investment advice, or any other kind of advice, and should not be relied upon as such. Readers are encouraged to conduct their own research and seek professional guidance before making any investment decisions. The completion of the transaction is subject to various conditions, including shareholder and regulatory approvals, and there can be no assurances that the transaction will be completed as described. Neither the author nor the publishing platform assumes any responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this press release.

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